Elgin US Navy BUSHIPS Canteen with Rare Litmus Dot


Rare WWII era Elgin U.S. Navy BUSHIPS (Bureau of Ships) canteen crown military watch chromium plated case with rare litmus dot water proof detector. This is the traditional small size 30mm model, with original glass crystal that is sealed with lead. Additionally the watch comes on it’s original military green plastic one piece strap. Additional strap will be provided. The canteen style crown model is always a scarce and popular collector’s model, but it is quite rare to find one of these with the litmus dot apparently installed by the US Navy for it’s divers, as a safety devise, to show color change of the litmus dot in the event moisture enters the watch. (NOTE: we own a very rare Tudor Submariner circa 1963 from the Vietnam war era with a similar litmus device. The Tudor is not for sale. See photo)

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